Can the education system heal our ‘post-truth’ society?

Media studies and philosophy could be crucial in tackling extremism and fake news

Education is under attack. Expertise and experience were derided in the lead-up to the Brexit vote, while US president Donald Trump famously declared: “I love the poorly educated” – who then turned out to vote for him (analyses show that education, not income, was a clearer indication of whether people voted Trump or Clinton).

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